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14 Cheap Teacher Appreciation Gifts That Are Sure To Wow

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Inside: Find the perfect gift for your child’s teacher that stays within your budget with these cheap teacher appreciation gifts

These last 6 years of raising a kid, I was certain of one thing:

It was the most difficult job on the planet.

Endless sleepless nights, cleaning up bodily fluids way more often than you ever imagined and worrying every time your kid opened their mouth to talk to another adult.

Being a mom is definitely not my idea of an easy occupation. But it turns out there’s one job that’s right up there on the same playing field:

Being a Teacher.

14 teacher appreciation gifts

Instead of having one, two or three kids to take care of, you’re suddenly hurled 30 hyperactive excited, talkative and needy children.

All at once.

And all in a confined space.

Your job is to settle them down, keep them occupied, make sure everyone understands the lesson on their own level, manage snack time, be a referee, be their away from home shoe tie-er, and not end up in crying in the corner before school gets out a 3 pm each day.

Um, no thanks.

I’ll stick with being a mom and giving profuse thanks to my son’s teachers instead.

And of course, nothing says thank you quite like a gift (especially during teacher appreciation week).

Below are some of my favorite inexpensive teacher appreciation gifts. Don’t worry; you’ll find one perfect for your teacher too!

21 Easy & Cheap Teacher Appreciation Gifts

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Teach Inspire Love Bracelet

This bracelet a great choice for any female teachers since it’s simple and classic. It’s made of stainless steel and comes in rose gold or silver. It has the words “teach”, “inspire”, “love” stamp on the outside of the band.

Teacher Pencil Pouch

This cute pencil pouch measures 6.5″x9″ and is perfect for carrying all your teacher’s must-have items. Add a gift card to your teacher’s favorite store or even a chocolate bar and you’ll have a great gift for teacher appreciation day!

childrens book and purple journal wrapped up with teal gift tag

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift & Printable

If your teacher loves books, this DIY gift idea is perfect. All you need are a few of the best classroom books, some ribbon, and these free printable gift tags and you’re set.

Best Teacher Ever Fill In The Blank Journal

Sentimental teachers will adore this pint-sized book. Inside, there are pages of fun fill-in-the-blank prompts your child can fill in. They’ll love this thoughtful gift idea. 

Inspirational Key Ring For Teacher

For a simple and practical gift for your teacher, consider this apple key ring holder. It’s stainless steel and comes with an adorable quote that says, “A good teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart”. Plus, it comes in this cute tin for easy gifting!
quote art print

Free Printable Art For Teachers

If you’re on a super strict budget, print out this free teacher wall art print and give it to your child’s teacher to hang in her classroom.

Funny Coloring Book For Teachers

For teachers with a sarcastic side, get them this fun coloring book. Each page comes with a clever illustrated teacher’s quote like, “I hate when I lose things at school; like pens and self-motivation”. Just beware there are a few extra-snarky pages in there as well!

banana shaped hand lotion bottle with tropical thank you tag

Small Thank You Gift Idea

Teachers or aids who need a little pampering will like this gift idea and free printable.

Teacher Tree Necklace

If you’re looking for an extra special gift for teacher this year, consider this tree of life necklace. It’s made of pewter and symbolizes the characteristics of teachers including wisdom, strength, and resilience.

Teacher Socks

What teacher wouldn’t love getting these quirky teacher socks? They come in black or gray and they’re just too cute to pass up!

Funny Things Students Say Book

Teachers who could use some extra laughs will get a kick out of this funny book.

It’s a collection of laughable quotes kids have said to teacher Alyssa Cowit over the years including ones like, “I gave up homework for lent.” and “I can’t marry him. He cries too much. No one wants to deal with that!”. 

Teacher’s Tote Bag

This teacher tote bag is great for the teacher who’s got it all but just needs something to carry it all. It’s made of heavy canvas and has a cute definition of a teach on the front.

two jamba juice gift card holders for teacher

Free Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Holder Printable

If you just can’t figure out exactly what gift to get your child’s teacher, then grab this free printable gift card holder. It’s cute, easy and ready in a flash!

Glitter Glue Set

Practical teachers who always have classroom supplies on their wish list will love this glitter glue set. It’s perfect for slime making, art time and so much more!

A Teacher’s Hand Box Sign

This cute teacher desk sign is a great gift idea to help remind your child’s teacher just how much she means to you. There are 8 different quotes to choose from so you’ll be able to find the perfect one for her.

Which teacher appreciation gift idea is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

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